Pic of the Week: No money? No honey.

Pic of the Week: No money? No honey.
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - MAY 01: An activist holds a sign that reads "no money, no honey" during a demonstration on Labor Day on May 01, 2022 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Thai human rights activists held a sex worker fashion show on Labor Day to promote sex work and service work as legitimate work. Led by Sirisak “Ton” Chaited, a sex worker human rights activist, and Empower, a Chiang Mai based sex worker rights foundation, and LGBTQ activists, hundreds of people gathered to learn about the history of sex work in Thailand to celebrate human rights on International Labor Day. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images

In Thailand, the criminalization of consensual prostitution forces sex workers to keep their work underground and not seek help when harmed.

Empower, a sex workers’ rights foundation, has been battling the stigma and outdated laws for years, including petitioning parliament to decriminalize the industry.

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The group joined with a prominent human rights activist and LGBTQ activists to put on a fashion show to highlight the country’s history of sex work and show that it is, indeed, legitimate work that deserves fair wages and respect.

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